Descendants of James SULLIVAN (SWEET WILSON)

First Generation

1. James SULLIVAN (SWEET WILSON) [image] was born on 31 Jul 1865 in Wagga Wagga NSW. He died on 31 May 1926 in Broken Hill, NSW. The cause of death was asthma and bronchitis. He was buried in Broken Hill Cemetery.

James was born as James Sullivan but grew up and married as James Sweet, the surname of his step father. In 1896/97 he deserted his wife Annie and went to Broken Hill with Mary Agnes Best. It was then they both took on the name of Wilson which they used till their deaths.
James was known as "Ironbark Jimmy" in Broken Hill
Address at time of death was 684 Beryl St Broken Hill which no longer exists
Also a member of, Buffalo Club Imperial Lodge, Saint Frederick Coxall Lodge WIU of A

Occupation listed on Daughter Ethels birth certificate was Miner
Profession listed as Tanner, Labourer, Currier on 1st marriage childrens birth certificates. A Currier is is the person who works on leather after the tanning process.

Residence Bowden at time of 1st marriage

SA Police Gazette, Feb 24 1897 Issue

Warrant issued for:
James Sweet, labourer and tanner, age 30 years, height 5ft. 8in, very slight build, fair complexion, black hair turning grey, sandy moustache (otherwise clean shaven), blue eyes, a small scar on the right side of his head, erect gait, and wore a blue serge sac suit, black hard felt hat, and has also with him a pair of grey trousers and a pair of white trousers and a vest, for deserting his wife, Annie Sweet, at Adelaide, on the 8th ultimo, offender left Adelaide for the north seeking work (C- 305)

Broken Hill Library, Barrier Miner death notices
Broken Hill Cemetary
NSW Death registration#: 9770/1926
NSW Probate #: 139441
Letter from Stan Wilson
SA Police Gazette SAGHS

James married (1) Annie BOTTOMLEY daughter of Thomas BOTTOMLEY and Mary on 3 Feb 1888 in Residence of Rev E G Day, Adelaide. Annie was born in 1867 in Greenough, Western Australia. She died on 7 Feb 1929 in Isolation Block, North Tce, Adelaide SA.

Her surname was also spelt BOTTOMLY

Royal Adelaide Hospital records show:
1) Ann Bottomley admitted 2 March 1886 with Granular Panis, born Western Australia, Residence Brougham Pl, in colony 10 years, arrived Annie Lisle.

2) Annie Bottomley, Res Brougham Pl, occupation brushmaker, admitted with abcess, 27 Apr 1887.

Address at time of marriage was Brougham Place, North Adelaide

James and Annie had the following children:

+ 2 M i Sydney James SWEET was born on 3 Oct 1888.
  3 F ii Edith Emily May SWEET was born on 1 Mar 1890 in Hindmarsh, SA.

Res: 107 Margaret Lane North Adelaide on marriage certificate


Birth certificate SAGHS
        Edith married Frederick John GLASTONBURY son of Samuel William GLASTONBURY and Sarah Ann PERCIVAL on 18 Sep 1909 in Res of brides mother, North Adelaide, SA. Frederick was born on 21 Jan 1884 in Brighton, South Australia.

Occ: Gardener
Res: Magill Rd, St Peters on marriage certificate
  4 M iii Thomas Shedrick Percy SWEET was born on 19 Oct 1891 in Hindmarsh, SA. He died on 25 Apr 1896 in North Adelaide, SA.

Died age 4 years

Birth certificate SAGHS
+ 5 M iv William Harold SWEET was born on 17 Jan 1893. He died on 17 Nov 1941.
+ 6 F v Mary Christina SWEET was born on 6 Nov 1894. She died on 21 Aug 1947.
  7 M vi Walter Stanley SWEET was born on 3 Apr 1896 in North Adelaide, SA. He died on 27 Jun 1897 in North Adelaide, SA.

Died age 14 months

James was not married (2) to Mary Agnes BEST [image] daughter of John Henry BEST and Sarah JENNINGS. Mary was born on 5 Aug 1877 in California St, Grey Ward (Adelaide). She was christened on 23 Aug 1877 in St Lukes Church, Whitmore Square, Adelaide. She died on 17 Mar 1965 in Broken Hill. She was buried in Broken Hill Cemetery.

Baptised 23 August 1877 St Lukes C/E
Mary Agnes Died age 86

After her husbands death Mary Agnes travelled around somewhat. she stayed with some of her children on and off for various periods. When her son Charles joined the military, Mary Agnes went to Sydney to be near him and also with her daughter May whose son was a prisoner of war with the Germans.
After the war she lived back in Broken Hill for some of the time but then she and Charles lived in Adelaide with her brother Walter Best. She also spent time with son Vern in Sydney before finally returning to Broken Hill and living out her years with her son Walter and his wife Loveday.

Broken Hill Library, Barrier Miner death notices
Broken Hill Cemetary
South Australian Birth Certificate
Birth certificate No. 408427

James and Mary had the following children:

+ 8 F vii Ethel May WILSON was born on 24 Jun 1897. She died on 20 May 1972.
+ 9 M viii James Henry Arthur WILSON was born on 16 Apr 1899. He died on 4 Jul 1976.
+ 10 F ix Mabel F WILSON was born on 27 Jun 1901. She died in 1996.
+ 11 M x Walter Alexander Norman WILSON was born in 1903. He died on 17 Jul 1994.
+ 12 M xi Stanley Harold WILSON was born on 16 Mar 1907. He died in 1993.
  13 M xii Charles Ernest Albert WILSON [image] "Chook" was born on 20 Jul 1908. He died on 9 Jan 1961 in Daws Rd Hospital, Daw park, South Australia.

Aged 52 at time of his death

Army No. NX 69957
Gunner 2/1 Field Regiment R.A.A

War service records.
+ 14 F xiii Agnes Mary WILSON was born on 11 Aug 1910. She died on 16 Jan 1995.
+ 15 M xiv Vernon George WILSON was born on 11 Jul 1912. He died on 25 Apr 1997.
  16 F xv Sarah WILSON was born in 1914. She died on 5 Aug 1914 in Broken Hill, NSW. She was buried in Broken Hill Cemetery, NSW.

Died at 3 months
  17 F xvi Dorothy E WILSON was born in Nov 1915. She died on 15 Dec 1915. She was buried in Broken Hill Cemetery, NSW.

Died at 1 month of age
  18 M xvii Ronald WILSON was born in Feb 1917. He died on 16 Apr 1917. He was buried in Broken Hill Cemetery, NSW.

Died at 2 months of age
+ 19 M xviii Raymond A WILSON was born in 1918.

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